Acrylic & ink on canvas, 48x36
$2400 (Scroll down for purchase details)
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*High Commendation Recipient, "8th Annual Art4Apes Endangered Species Juried Show", Due to COVID - a virtual show instead of in the Miami Gallery, 2020
Did you know orangutans share 97% of our DNA and live with their mothers in order to bond for 6-8 years? Also, did you know a top reason orangutans are endangered is because babies are ripped away and sold as pets? The pet trade demand would not exist if humans stopped taking what is not theirs to take.
These animals won't last the 21st century if orangutans and their offspring continue dying or being hunted.
As a regular consumer we can all help in a big way by being aware of: Being mindful of our paper consumption and when we purchase food, cosmetics or other products as if they contain unsustainable palm oil, we are continuing to put these guys at risk of peril. Why? Rainforests in Malaysia and other areas are continuously being cleared/deforested to plant more and more fields of palms and trees to make paper and pulp, depleting critical habitats and endangering hundreds of species including orangutans.
There are approximately 110 thousand left in the wild and 2-3 thousand are killed each year.
In this piece and the rest of her current body of work, centering acts of repetition and patterning manifest through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, recurring, and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise is human impact on the world, and the other is how present-day tech consumption filters life experience with the actual world and alters reality.
Putting the chaos and noise into some sense of organization is satisfying, and centering. Perhaps her nostalgia for how life was before technology and such noticeable human impact came into play, is part of the reason she is so sensitive to its current effects.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and Save the Orangutan
Have partnered to conserve the orangutan species.
Click HERE to get up to date info, most recent births, etc
The below video was shared by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. It is full of reality and also plenty of hope. See to the end.
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